Sekou Smith Bio, Wiki
Sekou Smith was a Senior Analyst NBA Digital at Turner Broadcasting who is being reported to have died from COVID-19 complication on Tue, Jan 26th, 2021. He was 48 years old.
Turner Sports released a statement that read, “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing. His commitment to journalism and the basketball community was immense and we will miss his warm, engaging personality. He was beloved by his Turner Sports and NBA friends and colleagues. Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones.”
This is how I will always remember my brother Sekou Smith. We had fun together my friend. For those that didn't know him he was an exuberant Michigan Man and had a heart of gold. pic.twitter.com/QkDUHOF8bc
— Chris Miles (@chrismilestv) January 27, 2021
Sekou Smith Career & Education
He started working at Turner Broadcasting as Senior Analyst NBA Digital in November 2009. He also worked as the Author of Sekou Smith’s Hang Time Blog on NBA.com, a host of The Hang Time Podcast, and a Senior Analyst on NBA TV’s The Beat.
Before he joined Turner Sports and NBA Digital, Smith was an NBA and beat writer for four years each at the Indianapolis Star and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Before he began to write about the NBA, Smith covered college football, basketball, and baseball for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger (1994 to 2001).
Smith was a graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Sekou Smith Wife & Children
Smith is survived by his wife Heather and their three children
Sekou Smith was Battling COVID-19
Sekou Smith, who worked for the Indianapolis Star from 2001-05, for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 2005-09, and for NBA.com and NBA TV from 2009 on, has passed away. Smith had been battling COVID-19; New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sent him good thoughts from a press conference last week.
@Unit1HoopSource was the first to tweet about Smith’s passing Tuesday, but many others have since joined in with confirmation and with tributes to Smith:
Today we lost one of our good brothers “ Sekou Smith.” We just spoke to him 2 weeks ago about doing our HBCU symposium in his hometown Grand Rapids Michigan. He was extremely excited! He attended Jackson State!
For 2 decades he was a staple in the NBA for writing contest!
— Ron Carthen (@rcarthen) January 27, 2021
Heavy heart today..We lost a good brother to Covid.
Sekou Smith of @NBATV and https://t.co/dyMHCgGy2q was a brilliant and insightful writer,a positive dude.
He’s gone home to be with the Lord. 🙏🏽
Philippians 4:4 pic.twitter.com/Yw5xvwZ51g
— MarkJonesESPN (@MarkJonesESPN) January 26, 2021